Blog From The Experts

Comfort Zone

They say that the magic happens outside of your comfort zone. However, stepping out of our comfort zones can be a very difficult thing to muster up. At times, it can feel like you’re just stuck in one place. How can we teach ourselves to be the brave g0-getters we so heavily admire? The very first thing to do is accept that you are going to be uneasy at first. Doing something that strays...

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A Nurse Practitioner’s Perspective on Mental Health

  What are Some Causes of Depression and Anxiety? Depression and anxiety are very common in the US. High stress with work, family commitments, or pressure to instantly respond with social media are just a few common causes. Anxiety with overwhelming worry and difficulty letting the worry go can be very uncomfortable physically and can interfere with normal functioning.   How to Handle Depression...

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When Summer Doesn’t Cure Sadness

June, Summer is  has finally begun. Perhaps you are relishing the sun, the longer days and the easier schedule. Perhaps you find your mood is better and you have more energy. Great! Drink it in and relish each moment. But perhaps you have noticed you are feeling irritable or more down, less energy but not sleeping well. A sense of disappointment is also there because many of us tell ourselves,...

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Are You Raising Your Daughter to be Resilient?

We all want our daughters to be secure in themselves and make positive choices in their lives. We want them to feel good about the way they look and recognize each of their individual talents. We want them to be prepared to work through their own problems and grow up to be a healthy and happy adult. As parents, why does it seem so challenging at times to encourage resiliency? Even girls growing...

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Social Media, Smartphones, and Teen Mental Health

It’s probably a surprise when you don’t see the teenagers in your life entertaining themselves with a smartphone, tablet, computer, or video game. Often they’re texting sharing, trolling, and scrolling on social media apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. You might expect that they spend time using these apps because it makes them happy, but most data suggests it...

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Halloween Mindfulness

It’s the spookiest time of the year! Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults. Kids are not the only ones to celebrate either. Plenty of adults still dress up, have parties, and pass out candy.   Basic Halloween safety for kids trick-or-treating is fairly well known. However, adult safety and mindfulness for Halloween is sometimes overlooked. A huge part of the holiday is obviously...

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